Expanding sustainable land management in Ethiopia: Scenarios for improved agricultural water management in the Blue Nile
Emily Schmidt and
Agricultural Water Management, 2015, vol. 158, issue C, 166-178
Deforestation due to farmland expansion, fragile soils, undulating terrain, and heavy seasonal rains makes the highlands of Ethiopia vulnerable to soil erosion. The diverse terrain of the rural highlands requires spatially explicit investments in land management structures. This paper utilizes recent hydrological and meteorological data collected from the Mizewa watershed in the Blue Nile Basin of Ethiopia, as well as household survey data on farmer preferences and investments, in order to better understand the physical impact of sustainable land management activities.
Keywords: Soil conservation; Hydrological model; Erosion; Land degradation; Terraces; Water balance (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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